Timothy McEnaney began his legal career as an insurance defense attorney at Chesney & Murphy, LLP of Baldwin, New York where he defended over 200 lawsuits involving automobile and construction site accidents, premises liability cases, and medical malpractice cases.
Mr. McEnaney thereafter became General Counsel and chief litigator to a not-for-profit property and civil rights organization, defending its members from the discriminatory enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances. In this dual capacity, Mr. McEnaney obtained many dismissals of cases brought against individuals by local municipalities (at both the trial and appellate levels), successfully prosecuted many Article 78 Proceedings overturning municipal zoning board denials and impositions and obtained a declaratory judgment from the NYS Supreme Court declaring the Brookhaven Town’s “Rental Permit Law” unconstitutional.
As Partner of Corigliano, Geiger, Verril, McEnaney & Brandwein (the in-house litigation firm of Tristate Consumer Ins. Co.), Mr. McEnaney resumed his defense of bodily injury lawsuits and claims while gaining an insider's perspective on claims handling procedures and investigation from its in-house claims representatives, and extensive experience in analyzing coverage issues, settlement negotiations, and the efficient use and management of outside counsel.
Mr. McEnaney then accepted a position as General Counsel of Nouveau Elevator Industries, the largest privately held elevator company in the U.S.A., where he founded its legal department and handled all day-to-day legal needs of that self-insured enterprise. While at Nouveau Elevator Industries, Mr. McEnaney personally defended the company in ECB and building code violations cases, distilled and directed a team of over 60 outside counsel to handle the company’s heavy caseload of commercial and bodily injury lawsuits and claims, and conducted all settlement negotiations on behalf of the company, resolving most of its numerous high exposure construction and premises liability claims while effectively halving its legal and self-insurance costs. As its General Counsel, Mr. McEnaney negotiated and drafted myriad seven to eight figure, complex construction and maintenance agreements between Nouveau and its private and municipal clients, advised its executives and electrical union member employees in Pension and Workers Compensation matters, and conceptualized and oversaw the implementation of nearly all company-wide policy initiatives needful during his tenure.
Leaving Nouveau to begin his own practice, Mr. McEnaney represented individual clients in personal injury matters, advised firefighters and police officers in Pension matters, provided similar pro bono legal services to the Fraternal Order of Police executives and members, and continued to provide his business clients with a wide variety of the services outlined above, including the guidance of several corporate clients in instituting and systematizing their own in-house legal departments. Over the course of nearly a decade, Mr. McEnaney also expanded his practice to include the representation of clients in appealing administrative agency decisions, in Complex Commercial disputes and lawsuits involving complex forensic E-Discovery and accounting investigations, and in disputes concerning the violation of Information Technology (“IT”) company Operating Agreements, Medical Practice Operating Agreements and Bylaws, and Physician shareholder separation agreements. Through his long association with such IT and Medical clientele, Mr. McEnaney has also amassed deep experience in the analysis and drafting of Software as Service (SAS) agreements, Physician employment agreements, Obstetric and Cosmetic medical equipment leases (and related agreements), Medical Practice office and commercial office leases (including, invariably, the handling of various related build-out/space-alteration and construction agreements), and in analyzing and resolving related zoning and land use issues for these and his real estate investor clientele.